Allen ISD Gifted & Talented Services

Students work in GATE Academy Classroom

About Gifted & Talented Services

  • Allen ISD Gifted & Talented Services offers exceptional educational opportunities for K-12 students. Allen ISD Gifted and Talented Services provide academic enrichment to meet the unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students. Through the collaboration of students, educators, parents, and community members, we strive to ensure opportunities for students to maximize their potential and develop skills for life-long success. 

    For more detailed information on important dates, assessment practices, and a FAQ, use the drop down arrows below.

    Interested in learning more about the GATE Academy at Vaughan Elementary? Join us for an informational webinar on March 30, 2023 at 6:00pm. No registration is required. Link to join here.

Contact Gifted & Talented Services

  • 612 E. Bethany Drive • Allen, TX 75002
    972-727-0511 phone
    972-727-0434 fax

    Kari Lockhart
    Coordinator of Advanced Academics & Gifted and Talented Services

    Amy James
    Instructional Specialist, Gifted & Talented

    Vanessa Norman
    Gifted & Talented Services


Gifted & Talented Information

  • Parent Information & FAQs

  • District Gifted/Talented Testing Statement

  • Gifted/Talented Assessment Timeline

  • Identification Process

  • Kindergarten Assessment

  • G/T Testing Results

  • Alternative Review or Appeal Process

  • Furlough & Exit Procedures

Registration information

  • Kindergarten Testing

  • Phase I GT Testing Registration (grades 1-11)

  • Phase II & AR GT Testing Registration (grades 1-11)

  • Phase II Appeal Process